[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 195 (Friday, October 8, 1999)]
[Pages 54883-54884]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-26324]



[OPP-00623; FRL-6387-7]

Rodenticides Risks to Birds and Non-Target Mammals; Open Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is giving notice of 
an open meeting to discuss with the public and gather information 
regarding risks posed by rodenticides to birds and non-target mammals.
DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 1999, from 9:00 
am to 3:00 pm.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at: The National Rural Electric 
Cooperative Association Conference Center, 4301 Wilson Blvd., 
Arlington, Virginia 22203-1860.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis Deziel, Office of Pesticide 
Programs (7508C), Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M St., SW, 
Washington, DC 20460. Telephone number:(703) 308-8173. E-mail: 
[email protected].


I. General Information

A. Does this Document Apply to Me?

     This document is directed to the public in general. This action 
may, however, be of interest to those effected by the Rodenticide 
Cluster Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) document and/or the 
Zinc Phosphide RED document. Since other entities may also be 
interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific 
entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions 
regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, 
consult the person listed under ``FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.''

B. How Can I Get Additional Information, Including Copies of this 
Document or Other Related Documents?

     1. Electronically.  You may obtain electronic copies of this 
document from the EPA Internet Home Page at http://www.epa.gov/. To 
access this document, on the Home Page select ``Laws and Regulations'' 
and then look up the entry for this document under the ``Federal 
Register--Environmental Documents.'' You can also go directly to the 
Federal Register listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/.
     As background information, electronic copies of the Rodenticide 
Cluster and Zinc Phosphide REDs and RED fact sheets are available on 
the internet. See http://www.epa.gov/REDs. Additional information 
concerning the schedule and agenda of this meeting will be posted on 
the Agency's web page (http://www.epa.gov/pesticides).
    2. In person. The Agency has established an administrative record 
for this meeting under docket control number OPPTS-00623. The 
administrative record consists of the documents specifically referenced 
in this notice, any public comments received during an applicable 
comment period, and other information related to the Rodenticide 
Cluster RED, including any information claimed as Confidential Business 
Information (CBI). This administrative record includes the documents 
that are physically located in the docket, as well as the documents 
that are referenced in those documents. The public version of the 
administrative record, which includes printed, paper versions of any 
electronic comments that may be submitted during an applicable comment 
period, is available for inspection in the Public Information and 
Records Integrity Branch (PIRIB), Rm. 119, Crystal Mall #2, 1921 
Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The PIRIB telephone 
number is 703-305-5805.

II. Meeting Information

A. What Will be Discussed at the Public Meeting?

     The Agency notes in the Rodenticide Cluster Reregistration 
Eligibility Decision (RED) document that there are primary and 
secondary wildlife incidents involving rodenticides that the Agency 
would continue to evaluate before taking any further regulatory action. 
Since August 1998 the Agency has collected data and conducted further 
analysis. The Agency is initiating a one-day public meeting to discuss 
available data and to gather any further information regarding risks 
posed to birds and non-target mammals from rodenticides. Based on all 
available data, risk mitigation measures to protect birds and non-
target mammals could be implemented in the amended RED this fall, if 
     The meeting will involve and potentially affect products with the 
following active ingredients: brodifacoum, bromadiolone, bromethalin, 
chlorophacinone, cholecalciferol, difethialone, diphacinone (and its 
sodium salt), pival (and its sodium salt), warfarin (and its sodium 
salt) and/or zinc phosphide.

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 Except for zinc phosphide, these rodenticides are used primarily for 
control of Norway rats, roof rats, and house mice in and around 
buildings, transport vehicles, and in sewers. Zinc phosphide is used 
mainly to control field rodents. Chlorophacinone and diphacinone also 
have some state special local need registrations for field uses. Anyone 
interested in these active ingredients is encouraged to attend. An 
opportunity will be provided at the meeting for interested parties to 
provide oral or written comments or submit additional information for 
the Agency to consider.

B. Where Will the Meeting Be Held?

     The public meeting will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on 
Tuesday, October 19, 1999, at The National Rural Electric Cooperative 
Association Conference Center, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Virginia 
22203-1860. The telephone number for the Conference Center is (703) 
907-5500. Additional information about the Conference Center, including 
directions for getting there, have also been posted on the EPA internet 

List of Subjects

     Environmental protection.

    Dated: October 1, 1999.

 Lois Rossi,

Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of 
Pesticide Programs.

[FR Doc. 99-26324 Filed 10-7-99; 8:45 am]